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Tiffin University to Host Cold Case Summer Camp

From July 17 to July 19, Tiffin University’s School of Criminal Justice and Social Sciences (CJSS) will host its first-ever Cold Case Camp summer program for rising juniors and seniors in high school.

The Cold Case Camp is an immersive experience that will introduce high school students to cold case work and the many concepts and skills involved in making progress with unsolved criminal investigations. Students will be exposed to both mock and real cold cases in a hands-on capacity. The camp will be led by TU’s CJSS faculty and industry professionals experienced in conducting such investigations at all levels.

Some standout activities will include:

  • The John F. Kennedy assassination case contest
  • Analysis of crime scene photos, witness statements, crime scene and coroners’ reports
  • Lessons in victimology and suspectology in the solving of cold cases
  • Interactions with TU’s state-of-the-art anatomage digital autopsy table
  • Lessons in basic investigation and data analysis techniques

“This camp will be a great opportunity for high school students to get an introduction to the hands-on learning exercises we provide to our Cold Case Fellowship students at Tiffin University,” said Dr. Michael Curtis, Associate Professor of Criminal Law. “This is an extremely unique and exciting chance for them to gain some practical real-world experience through learning and applying investigative techniques to the solving of cold cases.”

The price of the camp is $595 per participant. Campers will stay in single, air-conditioned residence halls. Meals will be served in the Cole Dining Hall. Space is limited to 25 campers, so those interested are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

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Questions can be directed to Senior Vice President for Campus Enrollment and Student Affairs, Dr. Amy Wood at